In 2008, Copenhagen was voted by lifestyle magazine, Monocle, as ‘Most Liveable City in the World’ as well as ‘World’s Best Design City’.

So what is it about the place other than Beer, Bacon and Bendtner (Nicklas, the ex Arsenal and Denmark centre forward)?

All three did feature on my recent short visit to the Danish Capital, Copenhagen. Indeed they all linked together seamlessly. An evening trip to Parken (Denmark’s national stadium) to see a football match, accompanied by a couple of Carlsbergs (of course), then breakfast (inc Danish!) at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – an art museum built around the collection of the son of the founder of the Carlsberg breweries. A pretty decent sculpture and art gallery, also available for private hire, as is Parken

Copenhagen’s a lively and charming city. It’s manageable and safe, with plenty on offer. The ‘bridge areas’ have become trendy, the water front is bustling, new restaurants continue to open at a pace – yet the charm and relaxing vibe remain.

The city is very proud of its rapidly rising culinary status. In the last Michelin Guide, Copenhagen has 14 stars – more than the culinary hotspots of Berlin, Madrid, Vienna and even Rome.

For something a little more ‘earthy’ try Copenhagen’s Tivoli Amusement Park, established in 1844. It’s home to a wide selection of restaurants (potentially a sound option for large groups or dine-arounds), as well as ‘Vertigo’, Northern Europe’s fastest interactive flight simulator.

Copenhagen has a thriving late scene. Most premises stay open until five in the morning, satisfying the most enthusiastic incentive winners (not so sure about conference delegates!).

The transport system is excellent. As well as plentiful taxis, buses and trains there’s a 1st class metro system (probably the Best Metro in the World, according to experts somewhere…!). For an alternative trip around town how about taking a Segway tour. Great idea for incentive groups, and entirely eco-friendly!

Eco-friendly and sustainability are high up on the Danes’ agenda. It’s part of the local DNA and even extends to their hotels. I stayed at the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers – a stunning hotel, ideal for the corporate traveller or corporate event – and acknowledged as the World’s Greenest Hotel in 2010.

For getting there, try SAS – a carrier working hard on their eco credentials.

For more information try Visit Copenhagen or Visit Denmark.